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obama is incompetent. the 1930s through the '70s. how do you think he compares to other presidents you have served c-span3, created by cable tv with? >> he didn't get us into the industry and funded by your iraq war, did he? local cable or satellite provider. like us on facebook and follow us on twitter. and he wasn't involved in coming up up political activists talk about a variety of issues watergate. and he has run a pretty honest including reproducer rights, racial profiling, health care administration. and immigration. so let's take first the v.a. it's part of the net roots nation convention that was held one of the reasons that v.a. last summer in detroit. a programming note, this event does contain language and is -- the problem is that he has content which some viewers may find offensive. to take care of 100 million vets, and he's got to see to it that he not only takes care of them but that he sees to it that i am happy to be here. i use twitter to test out they get the care that they are content, see, get the feel of supposed to. and that's against the skinflint how many people that follow me follow the news which means you get a lot of super smart people who say hi to you a lot on the congress that had a cut of 10% twitter. and i think what separates us
that the republicans were from them is that we're not prepared to give. afraid of reality and science. so i don't have any real problems with that. and a lot of these people are yeah, and one of my favorite getting -- in the v.a. are twitter experiences ever is when getting their benefits and a bill nye was doing the debate at the creation museum. fair number of these guys are waiting because they are not and somebody tweeted at me, hey, qualified to go in at this lizz winstead, here's your proof that the earth is 6,000 years particular time. old. these are non-service connected and i'm like, you know, awkward, guys. the service connect ready for the most part not going -- are fire was invented 10,000 years not confronted. ago. what was the other one? >> i think that we have -- i and then he tweeted back at me think we have covered everything whore. as we are nearing the end of our hour. >> i don't want to run out of and then i was like, yeah, i here with my tail between my might be a whore but you're still wrong. legs of i waleg s. i want to address what these no-good republicans say because every once in a while they say the truth.
i would like to praise them if old. and i'm like, you know, you can find me an instance. >> i thought you covered -- republicans points to the irs, automatic awkward, fire was invented 10,000 years ago. and he tweeted back at me, wh ore, and i tweeted back, yeah, i the v.a. and iraq. might be a whore, but you're still wrong. and so what if i'm a whore, what >> here where he giving gigantic does that have to do with anything? i know, maybe smart sex workers who are way smarter than me. and who believe in science. yes. amounts of money under the but my favorite thing is citizens united to fat cats that whenever you talk about -- it's my personal belief that birth control is a human right and are trying to buy the government. that it should be free for so the irs is looking at them. everybody who wants it. i say, hooray. and that anybody who needs an abortion should get one without these guys -- the guys that are apology. doing this are a crowd that very frankly would steal a red hot super popular things to say stove and then go back to get outside of these walls. the smoke. super popular. i'm telling you, people love it. but my favorite thing is when i [ laughter ] >> ladies and gentlemen, we are almost out of time. before asking the last question, we have a couple of housekeeping do put it out there in the matters to take care of. first of all, i would like to universe and people come back at me and say, why should i have to pay for your birth control? remind you about our upcoming why should i have to pay for your birth control? events and speakers. i don't want to pay for your july 17th, anthony fox, birth control.
and i always think that is so secretary of the defendapartmen transportation. funny because i would pay any amount for yours. dr. thomas frieden will address concerns about key health issues. july 31, good luck jonathan, president of nigeria, august 1, so without further ado, i'm going to reset what we're doing. dennis nuguess, presidewill dis this is ignite, 13 performers is, 20 slides, 15 seconds a slide, five minutes of performers so without further peace in the central african region. adieu, jane pittsburgh. next i would like to present >> hi. we are in pittsburgh, the congressman dingell with the traditional national press club founder of lesbian u tech. mug. i'm going to talk to you about here is another one we honored to give to you. our traditional last question, how it conquered the world and built a 4,000 person community given your reputation as one of in less than a year because make the toughest questioners in congress, what advice do you no mistake because lesbians are taking over the world, right? have for reporters asking so what i would love, we are a members questions u s as you community of career women and experienced today? the people who love them. >> know the answer before you ask the question. if you take nothing else away
from today. turn to your neighbor, give them [ applause ] a high five, it's tradition. you nailed the ignite high five portion of today, good job. first i want you to think about what problem are you trying to >> thank you, congressman solve? for lesbians in tech, we can go dingell. thank you all for coming. to tech events but they look i i thank the national press club staff for organizing like 90% men. today's event. we are adjourned. [ applause ] we can go to lgbt events and guess what, they also look like this, right? so we decided to do a series of experiments to find out, are there lesbians in tech and if so, how can we provide them some value. we simply decided to host happy hours and see if we could get women to come out. tonight on c-span3, an because the truth is, i wasn't interview with university of sure if women in tech exists. nebraska president james linder. i've done a lot of gay events and it's really hard to get gay women to show up. that's followed by a discussion on challenges faces minority students trying to go to i probably there probably aren't lesbians which is probably not college. and a series of discussions on true. two, they're home with their cat
or girlfriends or judgment, you campus sexual assault. that starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern. can totally do. or three, we weren't providing them with right type of value. so my assumption that was hope friday the third, the cat and the girlfriend, we have really got to start figuring out how to provide them value. and something magical happened for me especially. lesbians actually showed up to something, it was crazy and they just kept showing up. and then all of a sudden, people in other cities started e-mailing me. all we were doing was providing val i by connecting. it turns out that finding i'm tom reed. i approved this message. lesbians isn't totally easy. >> martha's extreme agenda is there's no secret hand shake which i'm totally upset about. we can invent one. hurting us. i said yes, we can host one robertson opposed refitting our power plant with natural gas. anywhere you want, there's one when she didn't get her way, her lesbian that wantston start a supporters sued to shut it down. happy hour, i will do it. they are willing to sacrifice our jobs, our community, raise this is the best life ever. it turns out you exists. our taxes and utility bills there are lesbians in tech. because of their ideas on global so much so that we have happy warming. that's exactly why martha hours now in 14 different robertson's extreme liberal cities, three international agenda is wrong for us. cities, london, berlin, toronto, >> there are those who put and we've built this community of 4,000 queer women in tech.
country first, put communities and now the other problem we are first. tom reed put himself first by turning out is we all love voting for $200,000 in tax passion projects but sleep isn't breaks for wealthy people like totally overrated. we had to figure out how to make himself. then tom reed voted to raise this sustainable. the other problem is we became middle class taxes on us by too broad. lesbians all need to connect. $2,000. and we were losing a little bit martha robertson will fight to of a tech focus and people were cut middle class taxes and protect our jobs from starting to focus us with outsourcing. it's time to put these people lesbians with jobs, which is first again. fine. i'll take that. >> i'm martha robertson and a and people weren't loving the proved this message. happy hours. you can't really talk or connect. it's at night. . beat had the to figure out how >> i'm tom reed. to get back to the value. >> we know martha robertson is we hosted a series of google an extreme liberal who supported events with people from all over obamacare, higher taxes and the world. they said they wanted deeper nancy pelosi. her votes to double property connections just outside of happy hours. taxes and spend it on pay races that's how we got to our first summit in san francisco back in and $110,000 desk for herself february. and we brought together amazing tell the same story. whether we take her word or her speakers, one of the best days votes for it, the story remains of my life. the same. we have had people like megan martha robertson is an extreme smith and claire fisher. liberal who is too radical for us. people wanted role models. who is a career woman in tech >> tom reed is attacking martha you would want to hear speak?
90% of people had no idea. robertson with false ads. the aarp says tom reed's plan the other other five or six said removes the medicare guarantee. miggen smith. people really wanted this. it's a fact. reed voted to raise the we had 800 people show up. retirement age for social how did we get that many? security. another fact. i stalked people on twitter a why? to pay for reed's votes to give lot. tax breaks to millionaires like if you're queer or in tech it, himself. that's a sad fact. >> i'm martha robertson. lgbt, gay, lesbian, put it in a proved this message. your twitter handle. i will protect america's promise that would save me a lot of of retirement with dignity. time. tell your friends. that's a fact. we found lesbians who provided >> recent polling has listed val i u and people kept saying this race as republican favored. what's your vision? see the debate live at 7:00 p.m. plans suck. eastern. they're a waste of time, right in the run experiments. test your assumptions. that's how you build your community. so our friends in new york, they saw we had a summit in san francisco and got a little jealous and asked us, can you do one. new york? i said i'm going to listen to my community. we welcome your thought on this if we can, raise $20,000 tickets debate and the iowa 4th race. in presay, we ended up having a share your reaction via twitter.
summit. then the white house called and asked us can you plan the tech innovation summit? be part of c-span's campaign i said i've got to the check my 2014 coverage. calendar, i think i can work follow us on twitter and like us something out. i said yes, and we hosted this on facebook. to get debate schedules, video amazing summit. clips of key moments, debate we're going to host another previews from our politics team. summit. turns out you love summits. you're all invited. there's going to be a lot of c-span is bringing you over 100 amazing things. allies, friends, supporters are debates and you can share your all invited. reactions. the battle for control of we'll continue to do experiments. how can you build a community congress, stay in touch and that takes over the world? engage by following us on start with value. don't go too far ahead or create twitter, at c-span and liking us on facebook. that the strategic plan yet. experiment, measure, pivot when necessary. when in doubt, give high fives. thank you. coming up, a conversation with university of minnesota president eric kaler, it's part of c-span's washington journal series on the big 10 conference which looks at some of the challenges facing higher please come deepak bhargava. education. this is 40 minutes. here on washington journal, >> last year i met a smart, we kick off the first of our big
10 college tour with visits to courageous young man named robert day. robert works at a pot bellies in big 10 college campuses and talking to presidents of the big union station in washington, d.c. he's worked there for several 10 colleges and universities. years and he makes less than $10 an hour with no benefits. colleges that educate half when i met robert last year, he million people each year and told me that he barely exists. i'll indicate $10 billion a year rent, food, milk, diapers, to research throughout the country and beyond. electricity, heat, it has to be we are joining this morning in paid, he said. minnesota by eric kaler, who is then he asked, how can i get the president of the university ahead on poverty wages and of minnesota. tomorrow we will hear from interim president james linder nonbenefits? last year, even though pot bellies had a mediocre year, the of the university of nebraska and on friday sally mason, ceo doubled his pay to $2.3 president of the university of iowa. million a year, a salary a wage joining us from minneapolis is eric kaler, president of the of $1,000 an hour. university of minnesota. president kaler, thank you for now, robert's not fighting for joining us this morning here on washington journal. $1,000 an hour but he knows he deserves to be paid more. >> very glad to be with you. >> tell us about the university that's why robert has joined with his co-workers in of minnesota system. is it a public system, a land washington and all across the country bringing others with him to the fight for higher wages in grant university?
the fight for 15. >> sure. minnesota is land grant. we have five campuses across the this fight has inspired millions state. our twin city, minneapolis and of people who see themselves in st. paul, duluth, morris and robert's story. 1 oo 6 million people like rochester. about 69,000 students. robert, one-third of our country about $700 million a year in research spending. live below 200% of the poverty it's a big operation. >> the university was founded in line,erning less than $37,000 for i ra family of four. 1851. how long have you been how did we get into this mess? between 1959 and 1973, there was president? >> well, less tlahan that for a strong relationship between economic growth on the one hand sure. and reductions in the poverty i'm starting my fourth year. rate on the other. i'm the 16th president of the they broke apart in the 1970s. university. people tend to serve in this job for a good long time. if they had stayed together, the >> what are some of your priorities as president? poverty rate in the united states would have fallen to zero >> well, it's really pretty simple for me. in 1986 and stayed there ever i am very interested in accessibility and affordability since. if wages had kept pace with productivity, america's lowest paid workers today would be and the university providing an making $17 an hour. excellent education for those students. also interested in being sure so what happened? that we help drive the economy there's a simple problem and a of the state of minnesota, that
simple solution but for 50 we're the home of inventions and years, we've been lost in the haze of a tired and stale innovations in medical care, science and engineering and we also have a critically important debate. conservatives blame the victim responsibility to maintain and promote trickle down and many liberals say that there's liberal arts and be a place where creative work takes place. not much we can do about the it's a broad span. but at the end of the day, we're inequality and poverty generated in the market through the market interested for our undergraduate students in being sure that they get an excellent education that except some emil rating programs they can afford to pay for. to help at the margins. >> the c-span bus will be both are missing the big problem. visiting almost all of the big we need to value people's labor 10 college campuses. in proportion to their where does the university rate contribution to our nation's bottom line. in terms of size? the best anti-poverty program is >> well, first off, we're glad a job that pays a living wage. that you started with minnesota. we can break out of this stale we are appreciative of that. debate that we've been stuck in for 50 years and reduce poverty we on the twin cities campus are by 80% in this country by taking three simple steps. the fourth, fifth, sixth largest number one, we can raise wages single campus in the country. so that workers earn a living wage. i think the only one that's wages catch up with productivity physically larger than we are is ohio state. growth. the minimum wage goes up, not a little but a lot like they did in seattle. again, it's an important breadth
across our system as well. and we need to make it easier the twin cities campus is 51,000 for workers to bargain with students this year. >> for our viewers who are big their employers through collective bargaining at the workplace. 10 college alumni and students, they can look on our website for number two, we need to eliminate racial and gender inequity in our planned stops. the labor market. poverty is not just an economic a snapshot in terms of the size, in terms of the attendance. issue, it's a racial justice issue, a women's rights issue. total number of students at the we need to tear down the university of minnesota, 48,000 plus. that's 28,000 undergraduate, obstacles to employment for the formerly incarcerated. 12,000 graduate, 3,800 we need to create workplaces that recognize that workers are actually people with families postgraduate and 3,600 and clearly we need to change things so that your paycheck isn't smaller just because of non-degree. your skin color or because let's look at some of the costs you're a woman. in terms of on-campus versus number three, we need full employment policies in this off-campus. country again. we've got to invest in key on-campus, it's $25,376, off is sectors of the economy from the green economy to early childhood education to infrastructure so that we can create millions of $19,386. in terms of in state versus out jobs and we need to make those of state, the total tuition and jobs accessible to people who need them. fees in minnesota, if you an this three-point good job
strategy would reduce poverty in in-state tunt it's $12,000. the united states of america by 80%. this is the moral crisis of our $19,000 for out of state time and this issue ought to be at the center of progressive students. the system has frozen the politics in our country and the tuition for this year. why was that? 2016 election. we now know what to do. we need to build the public will >> well, we had a very to do it. big change in america comes productive conversation with our state legislative and the governor at the beginning of the through social movements. last buy enyum in which we social movements help to make the impossible possible. decided to put forward a tuition 15 years ago, few in this freeze if we were able to get country would have believed that marriage equality or a path to appropriate funding from the state of minnesota to make that citizenship for undocumented happen. we were able to do that. at the beginning of of this buy immigrated would move to debate. enyum, we saw the first increase now it's a question of when they in state appropriation to the will be achieved not if. university of minnesota in six we can do the same on the issue years. of poverty. we have taken a heavy cut during the great recession. we at the center for community change are launching a ten-year as a consequence, we had to campaign to do just that. raise tuition to maintain the join us. quality of our programs. our conversation with the state this is the richest country in the history of the earth. this time around let us reverse we can build a society in which that. the state began to reinvest as everyone has not just enough to
it should in its great public survive but enough to thrive. land grant institution. thank you very much. we were able to make the deal to be able to free undergraduate [ cheers and applause ]. tuition. it's an important thing to do. student debt is something i'm sure we will talk about this morning. it's important for us to be able to have our students leave with >> anat shenker-osorio. a great education but without a huge amount of debt. this tuition freeze is an important step in that direction. so i hold the dubious >> we want to invite our viewers distinction offing between a and radio listeners in on the repeater. i was here last year and it was terrifying. conversation. if you are a parent, so i'm your token masogynist. 202-585-3880. not masogynist but masochist. forr educators, 202-585-3881. i'm a rule follower, so i'm going to talk about innovation which is the theme, but i'm a rule breaker. when you look at how innovation is used in our language, talk about machines, apps tech. that's actually quite fitting students, 202-585-3882. because at this point we've subverted everything that's for parents, 202-585-3880. natural and necessary to this mechanistic view of the world. when you look at how we talk for minnesota residents, a line as well, 202-585-3883. about how we talk about basic
human needs, food, shelter, water, the stuff that human back to the issue of college beings need to keep alive, education, an example i'm going to unpack a little more, costs and the university's we're fully in this mechanistic tuition freeze. place. when you talk to your we used to have metaphor for education. the young folks will think i'm crazy, that was a garden. right? colleagues, what is the number we would nurture the intellect. one priority in terms of keeping that -- the costs low? we would cultivate an interest. the entailments of this what's the number one tool you can use to keep college costs metaphor, what it implies is that children are organic matter low? well, it's clear that the great and they're all different and there's some known things they need in the analogy, soil, land grant institutions, water, sunlight, but there's this magical alchemy that state-supported institution,s have a relationship with their happens below the soil that the state. for years, the state of educators are responsible for. minnesota and other states in the big 10 supported their universities well. we've moved from this garden metaphor to the language of the when i was a graduate student factory. right? here 30 years ago, the state of we have inputs and we have outputs and we ratchet up minnesota provided over 30% of expectations and the kid is a the state -- of the university's product of a good school. budget. this year they provide about 16% the entailments of that metaphor of the budget. that disinvestment has meant a are that children are like wij jets. shift of cost to students. they're all uniform. why would they need art? so as we look at ways to make and the teachers are factory the burden on students easier, workers and they do a thing to
the kids and it's all the same the first conversation is with and then they're on a conveyer state government. belt and they move to the next the other side of the coin, so one after they've been tested to speak, of course, is our ability to control our costs. and a stamp is put on their ass we are in an industry that requires us in order to be and none are left behind. this mechanistic language is so competitive to hire great wide-spread that we have now monetized children. right? faculty and staff to do the work we invest in the future and we that we do. those personnel costs are invest in our kids and they're too small to fail. expensive. but we also need to drive our and we can kid ourselves all we administrative costs as low as possible. we need to operate as want, but the prevailing effectively and efficiently as understanding of thenvestment we can so that the dollars that we do have are moved to our frame is financial return. that is how it is used in primary missions and not spent language. on administrative costs. we're working hard at the and so we are saying, the reason university of minnesota every day to make that happen. to do a thing, the reason it's it really is a balance of maintaining a cost structure right is because it's lucrative. that's sensible, paying for the we have fallen so far into this quality of talent that we need in our faculty and staff and being in a partnership with the paradigm of redefining the state to fund the whole enterprise. economy that we've said that the >> for the student coming in basis upon which we decide that has accepted there, where something is right or wrong be whether or not it grows or shrinks gdp. does the conversation begin on we have wondered so far from the actual reasons that we exist as affo affordability? humans and believe as how is it tracked? progressives that we're the
>> first off, i should tell you adults in the charlie brown cartoon. what the [ bleep ] are we even that about a third, 37% of our saying? students graduate with no debt at all. they are able, with their because i know that when i look resources and their family's resources to appropriately pay in my sweet, sweet baby's eyes, this is diego and chi. i'm getting cheap points by for college. of the students who graduate showing pictures of my kids. with debt, the average debt is about $27,000. i definitely think, man, i just that's the students with debt. love that sweet roi, cha-ching. that's the price of a new car. because that's how parents feel you need to make that balance of about our children, right? that's what we feel when we have your life decisions about making children and think about children, we think, wow. investment in yourself as a young person, getting that that is some money. college education versus doing because children are not just something else with that money. giant money suckers. and, in fact, even within this i think students and their monetary frame, if you want to families have that conversation. hang out there, you don't we provided last year well over believe me, the investment $300 million in financial aid. language is [ bleep ]. we are talking about minuscule so we're eager to help qualified sums for these social issues students who don't have the means to come to the u to be that do not constitute the here with us. foundation from which to expect returns. what we are talking about in that balance of financial aid, taking some loans and at the end adding to or more appropriately of the day a young person making
a decision to invest in college, not having taken away from food that yields the outcome that stamps is not an investment, produces the 5,500 first-year it's a [ expletive ] ketchup packet. students that we welcome to campus. it's insulting to the people who desperately need this food to call it an investment. we have wondered so far into >> you mentioned the number of this innovative paradigm of students getting financial aid, 75% of students getting loving the economy best that we financial aid. it's a school with 25 varsity are in plato's cave and we think we are looking outside and we are looking at shadows on the sports teams. [ bleep ] wall. and we don't need to talk this way. i'm going to give you one example because my clock is ticking. in terms of the sports teams and look at the place in this slide where the opposition is going athletic scholarships, how many away from us and where the persuadables are getting on scholarships do you give out per board, where they love our message. this is a project that many year? >> well, we have 750 student smart people worked on. athletes at the university of do you know what's being said in minnesota in the twin cities and that moment? additional student athletes in i'll tell you. duluth. it's this -- america is a nation most of them receive some kind of values founded on an idea of financial aid, ranging from a full scholarship to a partial that all men and women are created equal. scholarship across all sports. we hold these trues to be self evident. that all people have rights, no matter what they look like or again, the revenues that support where they come from. that athletic program are to a the idea that the reason we do very great extent media things is because it's more or
less lucrative, that that's the revenues, ticket sales, flil an basis of judgment in our society throw pi and other sponsorship is not even particularly rights. the impact of the athletic innovative. we don't need to be saying that. we need to be saying, hey, i budget open our overall budget believe that all children have rights. do you? is a million or 2 million this that's the conversation we want to be having and that's the year. >> eric kaler, president of the conversation that our opposition is thrilled we keep letting them university of minnesota. avoid. thank you. we kick off our c-span bus [ cheers and applause ]. college tour this time through the big 10 conference starting with the university of >> yes! minnesota. if you are a parent of a student, whether minnesota or elsewhere, 202-585-3880. for educators, 202-585-3881. i'm just going to say one thing. i'm going to say one thing that i think is a really good take home for all of us. we'll see a bunch of really college students, 202-585-3882. interesting people with really interesting ideas here tonight. you've been at a conference full of people with ideas and projects. we would love to hear from high school students. commit this year to be a pack for minnesota residents, mule for one other person's project in this room. 202-585-3883. let's hear from maryland, a commit to that person. contact somebody in this room
student. where do you go to school? whose idea you've heard who you can literally be a grunt for that project. it's their voice. you love what they're doing. you are going to help them >> caller: hello? i go to the university of elevate it up. maryland. >> go ahead with your question. can you make that commitment? >> caller: what is the [ cheers and applause ]. university -- what services and because that's what we need to do. we need to focus on ourselves but we also need to focus on what are they doing to help students who may have gone to a what we're doing because you can focus on your project can be the high school that isn't really face but also be the legs and the body and the hands of somebody else's. so, we're moving on. oriented -- doesn't have the resources to help students that want to go to students? rinku sen. >> hang on the line. we will hear from president kaler. >> i didn't quite get all of that. i think the question was what >> when i was a little girl in does the university do to india, preparing with my family provide resources for students to move to the united states, who need help to come to the one of my teachers told me that the next time she saw me i would college. we have a broad spectrum of be an american. as excited as i was by that financial aid, both need based prospect, it turned out to be a and merit based. lot harder to fit myself into my we work hard to make the new country than i might have university affordable. hoped. for example, if you come from a i watched hours and hours of tv everyday trying to figure out family who has income of $30,000 how to be american. a year or less, that means that i think that i was doing okay but then something would happen
the expectation is your family will not contribute to the cost of your education. like the time that all of the we package financial aid grants white girls who were supposed to come to my 13th birthday party and scholarships that more than didn't show up. i tried not to see color -- i cover the cost of tuition. know, right? we are very affordable for i tried not see color but i was always really aware of my own and felt so strange every time students from very low income my friends told me that they families. didn't see me as indian, i was and we grant that up and give just like them. in college i discovered racial need-based financial aid to justice organizing. families who have adjusted gross i went to my first rally under income of up to $100,000 a year. some duress. i had been taught that changing the rules around race had like many of our competitors, we nothing to do with me. put financial aid on the table but something miraculous happened at that rally. again recognizing that the cost for the first time in the 12 of college is a burden to many years since my family families and we're eager to make immigrated, i actually felt a it possible for their students real sense of belonging. to come to the university of that's when i understood that being an american wasn't about minnesota. looking like marcia brady, it >> what about in terms of the was about working with the academic side in terms of people around you to build the freshmen who need a little bit most inclusive, most more help? they made it to the university compassionate, most effective but they face a daunting fall community possible. as our country's demographics schedule or whatever? change, lots of people imagine what source of resources does that racism is just going to the university of minnesota fade away.
we're going to fall in love, offer? >> just this year, we have begun marry each other and have a program called the president's millions of babies who all have emerging scholars program. quote unquote exotic-looking that's a program that consists skin and hair and eyes. of a summer activity before the but you can trust me on this first year to orient students to because i have tried, we cannot college, get them squared away just date our way to racial in a dorm, give them a head justice. [ cheers and applause ]. start. in addition, we provide $1,000 of additional financial aid to those students in the first year and $1,000 in the fourth year to what we can do is organize our way there. be sure that they get over the there are three things that i've finish line. we offer a variety of programs learned over the last 30 years really for students who are the about how to build multi-racial communities and organizations. first generation of the family to come to college or are not thing number one that's most familiar with a college culture. important, it all starts with we have a great program around real and complete self financial literacy, because this acceptance. is a way that students can stub clear-eyed self acceptance. their toe whether they get away when i was an adult, i learned from home. it's got a great name. that the white suburbs in which live like a student now so that i had grown up became that way you don't have to later. because they had for decades the idea of maintaining explicitly excluded black affordability, being smart about the decisions you make with your families from being able to rent money. we have a pretty planful host of
or buy or get mortgages for programs like that. their homes. again with the emerging scholars by the early '70s, indian middle program, we think we have ways class families like myself, for students from disadvantaged which had been explicitly chosen backgrounds to succeed at the by congress as being okay to university. >> the c-span bus kicking off our fall college tour. emigrate precisely because we a tweet from laura who asks, were privileged back in our home what qualifies a college as a countries were considered okay to move in. i felt really guilty about that for a long time. big 10 be sisides their footbal team? and i felt so bad about it that >> well, that's a great what i would do is build community with all kinds of question. i'm glad it came up, because people but my own. but your multi-racial community football teams are actually the has to include you with all of least of what we do. your privileges and oppressions the backbone of the big 10 is a and all of your limitations and gifts. committee for institutional lesson number two, we have to be able to talk explicitly about cooperation, the cic. racial hierarchy and that's a program run by the discrimination. university provoes, it's the color blindness is a concept most comprehensive association in the country where academic that's corrupt that's based on best practices are exchanged, the idea that our brains can where leaders of various parts doing something that they're of the institution come actually not capable of doing. together, meet to learn from each other. it's a model for how academic in a context where the universal
is white, we have to be really, institutions should collaborate really clear about who and what and work together. we're talking about. of course, we do play football lesson number three, equity has and a variety of other sports. to be our goal, not simple diversity. i think if you ask our new if you think of our project as a members, maryland and rutgers, party, you can invite me to the party and i could be interested enough to go. but if the music doesn't suit one of the important attract tors was the strengthth of the me, i find it undanceable, it academics that we do. it's a remarkable group of gives me a headache, it's boring and i have no way to change it institutions when you look at that i'm not going to stay at the quality of the academics the party very long. that is done together with the in a political context, this competitiveness of the sports plays out as people of color invited to the meeting and they teams. they are a group of very special come but nobody listens to a word they say. institutions. sg >> we will visit the big 10 that's called tokenism. schools in new jersey, rutgers that's called tokenism. and the university of maryland in an equity framework we can at college park. here is steve, who is a parent acknowledge that all the good in ohio. things that are at the center of where is your child in school? our society, the great education, the safe housing, >> caller: my child is not in the excellent health care, all school. she got a wonderful education at of our communities have the university of wisconsin. many of her friends were from minnesota. contributed to those good things the reason for that is, and deserve to have access to those good things. minnesota and wisconsin have this wonderful program where in an equity framework, we don't
actually craft a strategy until all the communities we're they can go to each other's concerned about have had a chance to help shape it. colleges and universities, i we don't set the play list for guess, for in-state fees. the party without asking the people what they want to listen i wanted to hear what dr. kaler to. had to say about the advantages working in multi-racial communities is a really or disadvantages. beautiful thing. i think this is a fantastic it has many excellent rewards. program. the friends she made from you get to laugh at everybody's jokes and eat a much greater wisconsin -- from minnesota are variety of excellent food and life-long friends and helped my daughter become a bert student. most of all you get to help >> thank you. unleash the innate power and potential that is present in >> great question. every single human being. reciprocity agreement is that's not just our job as wonderful opportunity for progressives, it's also the key wisconsin students to study in to a really great life. thank you so much. minnesota and vice versa. it applies to north and south carolina and manitoba in canada. it does enable students to come to a similar school, madison and the twin city campuses are >> samhita mukhopadhyay. comparable. and have that experience while being a little bit further from >> why are you so funny but your content sucks? home. it is interesting for those i'm not talking about you or you, all of us, progressive, listening who have college-age
students as was the case in my earnest do-gooders out there family of being away from home fighting the good fight. was an important part of the decision of where to go to how is it that we make up such a school. dynamic hilarious group of and being able to go to people, but when it comes to wisconsin, if you are a twin cities student, it's far enough putting out content about our issues we struggle? away and you are still getting your great education at the we struggle to find humorous ways to talk about the issues price would you pay in that we care about. minnesota. it's a wonderful program. 16% of our students come from instead we often beat people wisconsin under that reciprocity program. over the head with jargon or difficult realities or sad stories. >> a student on the line. there's a reason for that. the issues we talk about and kevin from california. work are on pretty serious and the solutions require some go ahead. serious investigation. where are you in school? >> caller: where am i at in and aren't they not going to take us seriously if we're too funny? school? actually, i'm not in school right now. who has the luxury to laugh? i was trying to find out more i don't have time to laugh. about his college. a location, where it might be located. well, think about this, humor >> the school is in minnesota. any other question about the gives us the opportunity to university there kevin? tackle difficult issues in new ways. francesca ramsey made a video, a we will let you go. here is katherine who is a viral video, called "[ bleep ] parent in connecticut. white girls say to black girls" good morning. go ahead. >> caller: good mrorning. using humor to talk about an
issue that is incredibly i am fortunate to have two difficult and pervasive. students who have gone -- -- are in college now. one went to wpi. one is at mount holly oak. interpersonal racism. and it was a viral success. i have tuned in to the issues of humor also motivates us. it helps get people off their asses. sometimes they need a little climate change and a little extra push and they're more different but almost similar likely to do something if you make them laugh about it, rather domestic abuse. than yell about it. now we hear about college we all remember the great schlepp. accou accountability for sexual and there's a science to this. assault. i'm wondering if we could share the research that is expensive they did a study of all their content that performs the best but comprehensive research done on the internet and you will not for educators and people in all believe what they found. professions, and if all students could know about that. there seems to be a lot of [ laughter ]. people love stories they can relate to. confusion about what is either they like stories that have a hero and a villain. they like an underdog that assault or in a custody plan emerges a superhero. they like to be shocked. what is a fair outcome, particularly for women, because and they like a gotch-ya moment. it is highly often case that the next time you're thinking it's the women and children are about making content for your being victimized, even by some of the systems. cause, think about how you can so we need a major turnaround.
>> let's find out. connect on a human level. president kaler, in terms of the what is something that happens every single day that you might be able to connect with somebody issue of campus sexual assault, on? there's a lot talk about that on capitol hill and elsewhere. this is an example of a video that we did with the aclu on what are some of the things the reproductive rights. university of minnesota is doing to address the issue? this is a legislator pretending to be a doctor, taking a hotly >> we have been a longtime contested issue and bringing it to its logical conclusion. leader in battling sexual why can we all relate? because we don't want random assault on our campuses. medical advice from bozos. our women's center is a national think about your timeliness. leader in modelling how to this is a video we launched at christmas time where santa is respond to accusations of sexual pretending to the nsa. assault, how to help victims, how to pursue justice in that space. in fact, they have been this was widely popular, much to consulted by the white house as our shock, but it turns out most people think santa is as creepy this conversation has moved forward. as the nsa. we take the issue very seriously don't be afraid to say what everyone is thinking. sometimes it's the most obvious here. we have, again, a variety of answer that will get the biggest response and resonate the most. programming, a variety of structure that we think educates meet people where they're at. young people, both men and women, about making smart if they want cat videos, give them cat videos. decisions about no means no and,
remember, the internet survives as i mentioned, we have a robust off the systematic humiliation support system for victims. of animals. we are by no means perfect. there is opportunity for challenge yourself to talk about your issues in the simplest way improvement. possible. we are in that space viewed as a the majority of the people we're talking to don't know as much as leader by many in the country. we know. >> question for you on twitter. what's the one thing that they need to know when they walk away from talking to you? host: how do profits from athletics break down in funding try not to be too literal. yes, you're right. for of the college it is your reproductive health care decisions. when was the last time someone said, got to make those reproductive health care >> our athletic program, like decisions? all but a small handful of people don't talk like that. don't be afraid to use metaphors athletic programs, does receive or laymen's terms to talk about a subsidy from the university. complicated issues. ace mentioned earlier, it's an think about what motivates your audience. amount that nets tout be about $2 million a year. why should i care -- what's the so that's support for the treat? why should i care about your athletic program. issue, your state, and most our big revenue sports, importantly, your e-mail list? football, men's basketball, in minnesota our hockey program, and remember, humorous content both men and women, do carry a lot of the budgetary load and
provide opportunities for is just your nonsexist student athletes in the nonoffensive pickup line at the bar. how you follow through means non-revenue sports. everything. because we don't want to just we have 750 athletes all make content for the sake of making content, we want to inspire people and we want them together. as of now, our athletic program to take action. because if we want the numbers does not turn a profit to the of people that we need to make university. the change we need to make, we continue to move towards that. we're going to need to get new i would like to see our twin strategies to engage new people. cities campus be i think making them smile is one of them. but whatever you do, don't try self-sufficient. too hard. but we also need to be competitive. there's a balance to be made and don't ever start your joke there as is the case in most schools like us. >> you can find president kaler on twitter. with -- [ laughter ]. here is a parent from alabama. i'm not a blank but -- because we all know where that's going to end up. jim, good morning. >> caller: good morning. do what you can to find your i have a general question about most authentic voice and use humor in your day to day life. educational opportunity, because i'm not saying it's easy, but i'm all three of the above in neither is the work that we're your category. doing. all the more reason to have some i just recently finished fun with it. seminary after going to harvard and birmingham southern down here in alabama and my wife recently got her ph.d. and is >> amy lynn smith.
now a college professor. we both came from poor families. >> hi, i'm amy. a generation ago, we were dirt poor. i'm an obama care success story. so my question -- we received that's not a confession, it's a cause for celebration. opportunities. i am one of millions of but we studied in high school and subsequently. americans whose stories can help my question is, i hear so much democrats win in november because obamacare is a winning issue for democrats. about the poorer people in it's been proven time and time america and the minority groups again that the attack of obama care opponents don't hold up in various big cities that they under scrutiny. they can't poke holes in the can't get education, they have success stories because they have the advantage of being no opportunity to go to college. true. democrats just need to tell but with all i hear, even from those stories. but a lot of democrats aren't your discussion this morning, using obama care success stories to their full advantage. and all i know from my alumni the fact that more than 20 million americans and counting schools and my wife's, there is are benefitting from obama care is awesome. it's what we have been fighting for. so much opportunity -- we both worked during our college and but that fact alone doesn't change minds. what changes minds, personal graduate school. but we studied our books in high stories of how americans benefit from obama care. stories that demonstrate a value school. we did fairly well on the statement. what's in it for the voter? s.a.t.s. here is my question. if a person, no matter what area what's in it for the american
of america they come from, no health care consumer? what is the value obama care delivers? matter what their race, no when the cancer patient says, if matter what their background, if they can pass minimally an it wasn't for obamacare, i'd be entrance exam to the average dead in 12 months, the value is obvious. college in america, is there any obama care is saving her life. use stories to show what people reason that person, no matter get when they get covered. what their background or what getting insured despite a pre-existing condition, getting their neighborhood was, should routine screening is free. not be able to go to college? getting coverage that costs less. >> thanks, jim. getting to keep your doctors. getting the peace of mind that president kaler? even if you're diagnosed with >> no, absolutely. the most aggressive cancer imaginable, the coverage you pay qualified students, obviously, for every month can never be should be able to go to college. taken away and will never hit a that's why we spend so much time life time limit. let me demonstrate with my own and effort on financial aid and story. i'm a freelance writer. on a variety of structures to enable students from so i've always had to buy my own disadvantaged backgrounds to insurance and the cost kept succeed at the university of going up. last year i was paying $1,400 a minnesota. i don't think there's anything month. why didn't i shop around? because i couldn't. i have diabetes. more critical for our country's only one insurance company will cover me. i'm also a woman, i can be fur t charged more just because of future than to have an educated that. obama care gives me the right to group. buy the same plan as everybody sometimes four years is a right else. fit. sometimes it's a professional or i no longer am discriminated trade school. against for being a self
everybody needs a post-secondary employed woman with diabetes, so education in order to thrive in i got the same coverage i had our country. before for $900 less a month. i think the data on that is pretty clear. we're committed to that at the university of minnesota. >> looking at some of the statistics in terms of the i did not get a tax subsidy so number of people -- young people in college, in particular between 18 and 24, a 32-year my $530 a month premium might comparison here. more going to college in 2012, sound expensive. i would pay more than that. 41%, up from 26% in 1980. i kept all my doctors and i will never pay more than $5,000 a there are fewer in the labor year in out of pocket costs. something my previous plan did not guarantee. i told my story at a collect force in that age group. blog and then i started other people tell their's like leonard and dawn. as you graduate students from he lost his job and she has a the university of minnesota, how part-time job so they couldn't do you prep them for the work afford $1300 a month for force beyond just their course work? coverage but they couldn't what's the most important thing afford to do without. that you do at the university to between them they take 19 medications for 14 different pre-existing conditions including heart disease. they qualified for tax credits do that? so they got covered for $227 a month. >> i think employers will tell dawn told me in tears that you that the single greatest predictor for success for a without insurance to pay for their medication, she wasn't student coming out is that they sure how long they would last. have practical experience, that she wasn't sure they would make
they have had an internship in it to her daughter's wedding the company in their field so this summer, but they did. that they understand what that then there's linda, whose husband charles's cancer treatment will be covered thanks work is like, or they have some to obama care. cancer treatment that was never other experience beyond just the interrupted when they changed to a plan that saves them $300 a course work. we provide that in a havevariet month. coverage that let charles keep all his doctors. ways. this is what linda told me. they have the third largest group in the country that provides an opportunity for quote, i see these ads with people to see the way other people in the world live and people saying they can't keep their doctors and i know that's give them a deeper, richer bull crap. experience. those ads are all about many of our majors have a course politics, not insurance, end quote. all her words. the truth needs no so they will spent either a embellishment. pharmacy technician desiree will tell you the same. semester or the full senior year it's not a political thing. pulling together the elements in she said, it's a people thing. their discipline, learning to this college student knows all about people because she helps think more critically about what them in a pharmacy everyday and their discipline is about. has not seen a single person but at the end of the day, that internship experience, either in the summer or over a semester, prescription costs increase with is important. that's something we work on the new obamacare compliant plans. aggressively. she's seen a lot of costs go we're fortunate in minnesota, down. she helped one woman who hasn't had insurance her entire adult life. the woman gratefully filled a the twin cities is the home to prescription to manage a condition that was diagnosed at her first checkup in years. 18 fortune 500 companies and a
a condition that was caught very active economy. before it turned serious. there are lots of opportunities other young people get it too, for young people to go out and like eddy, age 31 has a black get experience that's relevant mark on his credit record to them as they search for that because he was forced to use the first job. e.r. for routine care. >> i want to get your reaction to -- on that issue, the fiscal when he didn't have insurance. times survey of hiring managers. while he pay off his $5,000 the surprising reason college debt, he got covered for $20 a month. grads can't get a job, they karen knows the high cost of write that nearly three-quarters getting injured. of hiring managers complain that she avoided going bankrupt over even those with college degrees a broken wrist because she has aren't prepared and lack an insurance she could only afford because of obamacare. adequate work ethic. and let's not forget marian, the according to a survey from cancer patient who would have been dead in 12 months if it wasn't for obama care. her doctors gave her one year to bentley university, those hiring live if she didn't get treatment. managers aren't alone in their even with a part-time job she assessment. a wide range of business people, couldn't afford insurance until corporate recruiters, academics obama care. and others interviewed agree her treatment just started and that recent college graduates now her doctors give her an optimistic outlook for recovery. deserve a grade of c or lower for their prepare edness for thr so, as we head into the 2014 elections and beyond, tell stories like these. first job. how do you counteract something they can change people's minds. like that? give voters a reason to choose a >> well, that is a challenging democrat who supports obama care. situation. it reflects, of course, the because people want to vote for
the things that matter most to them. input that that young person has had for the first 22 years of and one day, the life that saved by obama care may be their own. their life. [ cheers and applause ]. we're not responsible for all of that. we do insist on a rigorous education. we do insist or work at the university of minnesota. >> christopher massicotte. the quality of our programs, i >> you know, there's always been gay people. we were just so deep in the think, is at a level that our closet we didn't know each other students are prepared to go to and then world war ii happened, work once they succeed. we enlisted and found each other. but at the end of the day, there in fact, san francisco was a major war-time port. is a generational expectation of now you know why the city by the bay is so fabulous. students graduating now that's different than, for example, my after the war, we took -- many generation. of us took government jobs, an an expectation for quality of astronomer by the name of frank life, an expectation for a was fired from his job in 1958, work-life balance that can be simply because he was gay. different from other well, rather than cower, he generations. i think that's a function of became an organizer and an activist and 50 years later, society that's very difficult for a single university to change. >> back to calls. president obama would formally hello. apologize to him. on monday, he is going to sign an executive order banning any hello, go ahead. company that does business with our government from ever doing
that again. well, how did we get here? we will move on to michigan. arlene is a parent there. go ahead. at an era when lgbt americans were getting fired from their >> caller: yes, i am a parent. job in 1978 harvey milk became my daughter has been out of school for 22 years now. the first openly gay elected but i do not understand why official in california. he was so gifted and so inspiring that a homophobic people say they can't afford to send their children to school. former colleague shot and killed him. shortly after his death, an i was divorced, making about american was confronted with the aid's crisis. it forced lgbt americans out of the closet to confront and $23,000 a year at the time. protest a government that seemed to care so little about the rising death toll. my daughter went to western imagine, if nearly all of your university, which ran around friends died in just a few short $12,000 a year. years. and she did go full-time and she for many lgbt americans that's what the '80s were like. did live on kanl puss. but whether my daughter turned aids killed an entire generation of gay men and gave rise to a 16, she didn't have a car. i didn't have to make car whole new generation of payments. i didn't have to make car insurance payments. she started working at lgbt activityists who fight for the rights that even we have mcdonald's at 15. today. when she got her check on this is barany frank in 1987. that's me in 1987. friday, most of it went into the bank. barney came out that year and he she didn't have it spent the was re-elected another 12 times.
next day. i'm from massachusetts. that was the first time i had ever heard about gay people. and he was in a place of power. between her -- after her senior and since then, there are ranks year of college, she worked at the company i was working at, in washington have swelled. because they would hire kids of we have seven members of the parents going -- that were going house and one senator from places you wouldn't imagine like riverside, california, to school. wisconsin, and even arizona. they could work for the summer. they made better than minimum wage. but we have a lot of work to do. >> arlene, did you wind up we only have two women and only paying her bills or did she take one person of color and no republicans. care of her tuition or student loans? >> caller: it was pretty much oh, trust me, gay republican half and half. makes my skin crawl. she did get two scholarships, but as barney frank would say, which did awful did help. if you're not at the table, then you are on the menu. but when she was working in the and they don't make it very easy for us either. this is state represent mike summer, there were several other fleck, one of only two openly kids working there, they would get paid on thursday. those other kids, their money would be gone by friday. gay republican state legislators in the country. >> is there a magic number in he came out after his re-election any 2012. terms of how much debt a student this year he lost his primary to an anti-gay tea party. after the primary, some of or a student's parents should mike's colleagues said, we knew mike was gay but he didn't need to come out. carry? >> well, first off, i would like to congratulate the caller on a if he had just stayed in the closet, he wouldn't have these very successful management of problems.
that's the message that republicans send, if you come resources and the good outcome out, we will turn you out and of her daughter getting an that prevents any good lgbt republicans from ever getting a seat at that table. education. that's a degree of this isn't just a republican problem. responsibility that's commendable. when you look at college debt, i this is state representative patricia todd from alabama. think there's not one size fits you heard me, alabama elected an out lesbian to their state house. but the democratic party all. i think unfortunately sometimes actually tried to stop her. what you hear about in media are the party in the establishment candidate that todd had beaten really the horror stories of somebody who has racked up in the primary, they used a law that hadn't been enforced since $100,000 or $150,000 to get i 1988 to try to knock her off the agree. i just don't think there's any general election ballot they reason in the world to have that felt her lesbian status would be happen. too bad for the party come november. that's a series of bad decisions that person has made in my well, the victory fund stepped opinion. you can get a very high quality ehrenreich and dnc chairman degree -- let's take the numbers howard dean stepped in and at the university of minnesota. helped her mount a challenge, for a resident student, a total cost of attendance per year is she won the right to be on that $25,000. so $100,000 for four years. ballot and is doing great stuff for alabama ever since. well, this is my first time in again, you would have an michigan. what a great state. but you're behind alabama. expectation if your family is of you don't have any openly lgbt state legislators you're going limited means, we would give you to change this. these are the four candidates that the victory fund is getting behind that will make history in
november in michigan. financial aid, need-based aid that would cover at least half i want to end this talk on a of that amount. you would expect that a student very optimistic note. we have almost 500 openly lgbt could work during the summer. americans serving in office today. you could expect perhaps the i think harvey milk would be so parents would help out to some proud of what they, of what we, degree. it feels like to me that even have all accomplished. especially our biggest under difficult conditions, a accomplishment to date, in 2012, $25,000 total amount of student we elected the first openly gay united states senator. loan is something that should be in her victory speech, senator in the upper end of what people baldwin said, i didn't run to are carrying. make history. yet i know people graduate from i ran to make a difference. our university with more than and i think harvey milk would be that debt, which means they have proud. been spending those funds on nowadays gay candidates campaign just like straight people by using their spouses and their things beyond the cost of coming to college. that's a personal decision. a person wants to have a certain children in their campaign ads. i mean, we just got the right to get married and now we're using lifestyle, they make that it to get votes. decision at the end of the day, and i think harvey milk would be they need to find a way to pay for it. proud. >> how much do you think -- how >> i don't think he thought he much more do you think of a role the federal government should would end up on a stamp, though. last month the postal service play in terms of additional unveiled the harvey milk forever stamp. student loan aid? the first time an openly gay man
has ever had that honor. >> that's an interesting my partner drew and i went to a question. i think the balance there is really tough to see. reception celebrating the release of the stamp. drew works at the secret service. on one hand, there is an argument that as we make more he said to me that night, lower cost financial aid if it wasn't for the work of harvey milk and everybody that has come since he wouldn't have available, federal financial aid that privilege of working there. i think harvey milk would be available, students take that proud and i know he's smiling knowing millions of americans are licking his backside. and incur more indebtedness thank you, everybody. without having a conversation about is that something that really is in their long-term interest. on the other hand, obviously for students who need that financial aid, having it available and >> you know, i'm from minnesota having it available at a low interest rate is a huge and an incredible state advantage for them going forward. legislate tore is a guy named so there's not really an easy scott dibble and if you don't know scott dibble, scott dibble is the guy answer to the right level of federal financial aid. who proposed the reason that we i certainly am in favor of it being available at low interest have marriage in minnesota. rates. but you might want to have some and scott and his partner have been friends of mine for a really long time. financial counseling involved as the amount of financial aid and when they tried to get the constitutional amendment in the indebtedness grows to be sure people are making good decisions minnesota constitution to have about their future ability to marriage be between man and a
repay the loans. >> it's the first stop on our woman or -- you know, whatever. c-span college bus tour, the big so exhausting. 10 tour. eric kaler is the president of i flew back to minnesota to do the university of minnesota. some door knocking on the issue. 202-585-3880 for a parent. no, this is turning into a funny educators, 202-585-3881. story. i'm super fantastic, by the way. students, 202-585-3882. and the give back that i do is epic. for minnesota residents, >> so bow to me, really. no. so i was going door to door and 202-585-3883. >> caller: i go to eastern kentucky university. i was in a neighborhood that is one of those neighborhoods that my question to the president is sort of -- it could go either way. sort of conservative white concerns immigration. middle class and then there's some hipsters and so you never know what you're going to get on there were some proposals. any door that you knock on. so i knock on a door and this woman opens the door and she as the president of a university i was wondering what kind of goes, oh, hi, come on in. insight you would kind of input and i'm like, okay. into this process? she goes, so why are you here? i know in other country, i'm like maybe you should have australia, canada, they have asked me before you let me in, but all right.
advanced systems for some of their graduates from foreign and i said, i'm here to talk to you about amendment 1. opportunities, that sort of i just want to know how you feel thing. i was wondering, what's your insight into this question? about it, if you've thought >> thank you, fred. about it. she said, i'm so conflicted. and i said, okay. is there anything that i can >> my view is that a person who tell you about it? about how it would make a better has gained an education in the united states should be able to minnesota? and she says, well, here is my stay in the united states. deal. if it was up to me, i would i'm not sure i'm okay with two begin to address the shortage of guys getting married, but i don't want to be a jerk about people in science technology, it. engineering and mathematics by stapled your green card to a diploma for anybody in that and that is such a summary of field. our country is richer by having minnesota and i wish a metaphor a strong immigrant population. for the way that it works with i think our economy is stronger people who maybe aren't psyched about this. by having trained individuals be she's like, okay, maybe you're part of it. not for it but just don't be a this country grew by immigration jerk about it. and i'm in favor of it continuing to do so, please welcome, laura windsor. particularly from -- with those who have earned a college degree. regardless of the institution that those individuals have gone >> thank you. to, there has been some state or >> thanks, everyone. federal investment in that i was raised in the buckle of
institution that's benefitted the bible belt in nashville, them. and i think we ought to allow tennessee by a single mother who those people to stay in the worked as a secretary. when i was 6, she married my united states and reap the benefit of their labors. >> call from minnesota next. dorothy is there. stepfather, a stockbroker, and we went from working class to she is a parent. >> caller: good morning. middle class. i was an overachiever attending a magnet school, graduating high i'm calling because i'm school with honors and college interested in the stem influence credits, working two different jobs. that is part of the college by the time i graduated, my parents divorced and it was curriculum now. clear that i would be on my own i would like to add an a to that financially. i eventually moved to new york for arts. how important are the arts in to get state residency i attended community college downtown and on my way to class minnesota? on september 11th, i witnessed >> i think the university of firsthand the attacks on the world trade center. minnesota has a core value and a after watching people jump out of burning buildings and running core responsibility to maintain the art, the creative arts of from their collapse, i spent a lot of time thinking about what all kinds in minnesota. america could have done to and we have some points of real provoke such an atrocity. strength. in the performing arts, we have this experience fundamentally a wonderful relationship with a theater where we have students changed my understanding of the negative impacts of american who are part of that. capitalism abroad.
i had grown up in the '80s, a we have terrific facilities for many of our visual arts activities and our performing child of contaminatism with an arts activity with a new unwavering faithing in entrepreneurism. ayn rand had been my favorite auditorium. author. i'm a huge fan of support for i appreciated her books as the arts. fiction, not realize. at the same time, we have very several years later, i found tight budget constraints and the myself at the center of another challenges of providing enough ground zero. for everybody are always there. having moved to l.a. at the i think as an institution of onset of the mortgage crisis. higher education, as the state's i witnessed it firsthand through my boyfriend, whose business catered largely to the sub prime mortgage industry. in many ways i became a poster only land grant institution, we have a requirement to maintain child for the recession. the creative activity. my boyfriend's business tanked. they benefit not just students who happen to major in one of i had a full-time job as an office administrator but picked the performing arts. up a second job cocktailing on the weekends. i visited a pottery class recently that was filled with after taking on several new financial obligations, my mother students from all disciplined who were interested in was laid off and looked for work expressing their create for three years, moving to four difficulty in that way. different states. it's an important part of a during the holidays, she worked at target, but still didn't earn enough to go off of well-rounded he heducated being. unemployment. i hope to continue to strength
the arts at the university of minnesota. she had a heart attack and she as resources come to be able to didn't have health insurance. make wise investments there. doctors at a walk-in clinic >> to our students line. forced her to go to a private hospital where she quickly ran this is chris in kansas. up a $25,000 bill. where do you go to school? she was slowly losing everything >> caller: i go to seton hall in and there was nothing that i could do to help her. in 2009, i was laid off and i new jersey. i object to a few of the things went back to school full time to that have been discussed. i think the major root of the problem involves critical comment my bachelor's business thinking. many of my professors, even in degree with an associate's in fashion design. high skoom my teachers were saying that kids from an erm age i worked two different part-time jobs but like my mother, still didn't make enough money to go are not being taught to think off of unemployment. eventually i found a full-time correctly. most of the way i've been able bar gig but business was slow. to learn how to do that has been outside of classroom. at one point, i had three i participated in speech and different part-time jobs and even then was scraping by. debate. i know that other students have alternate means for that. all of this while going to i guess my question is, what do school full time, six days a week. you think the confines of learning in the classroom are the american dream seemed like and how do we escape them? an impossibility now. >> go ahead. i grew up with the promise that if you went to college and got a >> that is a perceptive degree, any degree, you would be set. question. i think the escaping the but the 2008 financial crisis classroom is actually one of the exposed that the game is rigged. most important things that a
the hope for justice on wall college student does. that's actually one of the important reasons that this is street evaporated as bankers escaped prosecution. so important, because it's the the negative impacts of american out of classroom activities, the capitalism that i had observed happening to people abroad were caller mentioned debate, which hitting home. is a wonderful way to build a and my anger, my apathy, rather, turned to anger. i started a blog called lady rigorous way to think and liberty. analyze a problem. i joined the occupy movement covering protests around the country. we encourage our students to be i naively thought that everybody involved in those kinds of activities. it is true that sometimes in a could agree that we needed to 0 classroom you are so consumed restore glass/steagall and reform the banks. with taking knowledge that we when it was clear that wall don't always have the time to street would avoid substantive reform that politicians were in think about it and particularly the pocket of the financiers to apply it across different bank rolling their campaigns, i disciplines and extra curriculum realized that the root of the problems was money in politics. activity like debate lets you do i started a web show called the that. undercurrent with the young i mentioned some of the courses that we have in our majors also turks which ultimately led me to enables you to have the space and time to think that way. american family voices and here with you today. because i think that i have an obligation that we all have an back to the secondary education. obligation to try to prevent >> go ahead. another ground zero. as we gather here in detroit,
>> sure. i was just going to comment that the heart of american manufacturing and arguably we at the university are working to strengthen post secondary ground zero for the destruction of the middle class, we are at a education in minnesota from critical juncture for more prekindergarten all the way through high school. possible ground zeros, economic and otherwise. these are problems that we all both the keystone xl pipeline need to lean in together. >> headline from the boston globe on the front page courtesy and the transpacific partnership of the museum. have been sheffield till after harvard gets $350 million for the midterms. you can be sure if republicans health efforts, the foundation retake the senate, that these will help the school battle global threats. issues will skew in favor of the they say it's the biggest gift corporate agenda with in the school's history. catastrophic consequences for us all. $350 million, not to make you at afe, we are creating video jealous or anything, president kaler. how big is the endowment at the university of minnesota? written and graphic content to change the conversation to one how do you decide where to allocate the funds? of economic populism. videos like the trade-y bunch. >> the university of minnesota foundation endowment is right at to educate people about the ever expanding powers of corporations. $2 billion. prioritizing corporate profits over people, deregulating across the university maintains its own industries, shredding the social safety net, altering the climate past the point of no return, we endowment that's at about a know the root of all of these billion dollars. problems. we have around $3 billion in now we must be bold and get
endowment resources at the money out. thank you. university. it's one endowments in the country. it's divided up into a myriad of >> feminista jones. activities. broadly speaking, scholarship [ cheers and applause ]. support, professorship support for faculty members and support >> good evening, everyone. my name is femnista jones, and i for really probably literally if am a story teller. i use social media to tell my stories with the hope that my n openness will inspire others in hundreds if not thousands that some way. donors have contributes to. over the last four years, i've philanthropy is an important part of our budget and will received hundreds of letters continue to be an important part from fans and readers and going forward, certainly as we supporters all around the globe. they tell me that i helped them balance state contributions and in so many ways. i'm going to share a few of our desire to keep tuition revenues as affordable to those things with you. students as they can be. dear feminista. >> one more call here on the i've been following you on twitter for a while now. student line. let me just say that you've robert, good morning. >> caller: good morning. taught me so much and will how are you doing? always thank you for that. >> fine. >> caller: i have a comment in i have family on twitter, so i regards to university in haven't been able to openly share with you and other women.
general. do you think it's appropriate for the universities to discriminate on campus in dear feminista. regards to veterans being on thank you for sharing your story sight there? and or things of of how you discovered feminism through hip hop music. you make feminism so accessible. your younger sisters appreciate you. i never realized that as a black that nature in regards to, i know from my personal experience woman i could stand up for being a woman without betraying my in evanston, illinois, sometimes race. the presence of veterans or what you helped me see that. thank you. have you is frowned upon by the university of northwestern. feminista, thank you for putting i think that's inappropriate. a name on what i have >> we'll get an answer. thank you for your call. experienced for over the last 20 years. >> we have a very robust i never realized that there were veterans program at the others who felt as bad about university of minnesota. being harassed on the street as we welcome them with open arms. i do. we have three strong rotc i have had grown men try to have sex with me since the age of 10. detachments here and programming and i gained almost 100 pounds and accessibility for veterans. between 18 and 35 in order to i myself grew up in a military deter their attraction to me. family. so we are open and welcoming to i wish someone would have asked the people who served our me if i was okay then. thank you. country. >> eric kalir is president of
the university of minnesota, the dear feminista, for the first first stop, the university's our time in my life, i feel strong first stop on c-span's college enough to tell my mother that my bus tour. stepfather raped me when i was 8 thank you for being with us on years old. "washington journal" this morning. >> i've enjoyed it. reading your tweets today helped me more than you could ever thank you for having me and good know. luck at your other stops. thank you for your courage and sharing your story. >> tonight on c-span3 -- "washington journal's" interview feminista, i love reading about with the university of nebraska your passion for writing. lincoln interim president james your articles help me realize linder, part of our special series on universities in the big ten conference. that i have my own voice and you that's followed by a discussion inspire me so much as a writer. on challenges facing minority can you help me get started? students trying to go to college. and a series of discussions on dear feminista, i'm a campus sexual assault hosted by 56-year-old white woman from austin, texas. senator claire mccaskill. and you and i have next to it all starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern. nothing in common, but i wanted to reach out to you and let you know that listening to you on huff post live really opened my eyes. with the 2014 midterm elections i'm not a feminist, but i just a week and a half away, our believe in equal rights. campaign debate coverage i realize that i still have a continues. today at 7:00 p.m. eastern on lot to learn about you afro-americans. c-span, live coverage of the new york 23rd district debate with thank you for being you. congressman tom reed and martha robinson and live at 8:00, the
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made the best choice for my son. thank you so much. feminista, you're always meticulous when explaining things to people on the internet. your level-headedness sets the bar. thank you for sharing your voice. thank you for being a constant inspiration. your tweets help me channel my frustration and sadness. words are powerful. you never know when someone is listening when you share your stories. someone somewhere needs to hear what you have to say. even if you don't feel very strong about it. you have a voice. use it. [ applause ] >> sara haghdoosti. >> hi, everyone. my name is sara. >> i was born in iran, grew up in australia and moved to new york two years ago. my accent sounds all over the place, it has a hint of kangaroo, now you know why.
i first came to the united states when i was 10 years old. i came here before september 11 and i remember my mom and i got to the front of the immigration queue, the officer took one look at our iranian passports and asked us to follow him. and to put this in context, i had just been lavished with toys and attentions from flight attendants for 12 hours, so i thought this was going to be awesome and we were in for a special treat. instead, what happened was he took us to a small room, he started fingerprinting my mother and took a mugshot of her and started fingerprinting me and had to find a stool for me to stand on because i was too short for the mugshot. i remember crying the entire time because i had only ever seen bad people in movies be treated this way. and i had no idea what i had done wrong. and i know that my story isn't unique in this room. i know that there are countless
others who experienced racism and racial profiling on a day to day basis and fight back and i wanted to shoutout the people who are fighting against and people are at the forefront of the immigration debate and say how proud i was when they held the vice president to account on this stage. but one place where i think we need to do more as a movement is in the realm of foreign policy. i didn't time for applause. we need to do more in the realm of foreign policy. i talk about policy, i don't mean the complex or colonialism even though they are very important. i am talking about foreign policy as a gateway that erodes our civil rights and into our everyday rights here. a lot of us watched after september 11th as entire communities and countries were labeled as extremist and
dangerous and homogonous. as a result laws like the patriot act who said if you talk to anyone who we think is suspicious, we are allowed to take away your rights and that became low. as a result of that law, we saw mosks being infiltrated and drug rates impacting people of color. thanks to edward snowden, the patriot act had been the legal basis for the government to listen in to every one of our conversations. i wanted to say that these these things come from foreign policy. that's not the only example. i know that many of us matched against the wars in iraq and the wars in afghanistan. i know many of us grieved when we heard about civilians and soldiers losing their lives and
the fights. it's great that those wars are coming to an end and winding down. what is scary is that the military is donating equipment to local police forces here in the u.s. and we are seeing tanks go down suburban streets and that's not okay. only a few weeks ago, a police officer threw a grenade into the grib of a toddler here in the u.s. it doesn't have to be this way. this is why it's so important for voices to be a part of the foreign policy debate. foreign policy is just what we allow a government and how we allow them to treat them. they may look different and have different beliefs and we can make a huge difference. they mean let's go. we work with people and
progressives outside of iran and push for foreign policy that makes sense. that lets people in iran have the space to do the organizing and the really inspiring work they are doing that safeguards our civil rights and ensures that money doesn't get wasted on the wars in the middle east where it can be used in the hospitals and our schools. that's the peace delegation. we are only a-year-old. in the year, we are up to 55,000 strong. that's incredibly exciting. we only got there because of the support of so many others and the progressive community. i wanted to say thank you. thank you for this community and the work you do and i look forward to marching along side
you in the future. zir lir rrk zirlina maxwell. >> you were drinking, what did you expect? those were the first words when i confided in someone who i told i was sexually assaulted. these were my choices as opposed to the choice of my rapist that were more painful than the violent act itself. i stumbled into rape culture in which rape is seen as the norm and victims are blamed for their own assaults. there many myths about rape. it's a myth that there blurred lines of consent. it's a nath rapes are committed eye strangers jumping out of the bushes. it's also a myth that rape cannot happen to men. what's sttrue is that rape culte is very real. i know you have seen this picture before. this is supposed to represent
love and patriotism and romance. what you might not know is that these two people are strangers which makes this picture an assault. fast forward to last summer when robin's blurred lines was the number one song in the country. feminists and allies spoke up and said no, enough is enough. i refuse to accept this. he went from number one on the charts to the number one creep just a year later. when you see a statistic like this one that only 3% of rapives ever spend the day in jail, i want you to be as horrified as i am. it is not just my issue. not just a feminist issue. it's everyone's issue. last year when i went on fox news and said i should not have to have an ar 15 to not be raped. i was trolled by the right wing and told that my statement was
shocking and bizarre. i'm here to tell you that no, we need to be teaching people about consent and bystander intervention. i should not need a gun on every first date to be from sexual assault. the morning after the segment, i was sent this rape threat at 8:00 a.m. in the morning. it was one of hundreds of threats. i am here to tell you that i can't be out here alone. survivors can not be the only ones speak up and speaking out. that's where you come in. rape is not an inevitable occurrence and not something that we should trivialize and it's not boys will be boys. no. i'm here to tell you that rape culture is real. we must end this. when you see an advertisement like this one, you call it out in public. you don't just turn and say that's offensive. you sign a petition and you
tweet that petition and you stand alongside me and say no. because this issue is not just an issue for women or for feminists like i said before or for people who have survived it. it's everyone's issue. boys will not be boys. this is ridiculous. because rape culture is a spectrum, it includes street harassment. i am flawless and i woke up like this, but stop telling me to smile. when you see someone calling a woman on the street, i want you to speak up and speak out and go up to the woman like feminista jones and say are you okay and call out that harasser for the behavior. don't pretend it's not a problem. if someone said they will be sexually assaulted. do not say what they said to my
friend. rape is like football. you might top the review your plays and see if you would have made different choices. no. you are going to be more like john kelly and they rape can happen in any relationship. he is the first to happen from rape in sex-sex relationships. he started the privilege to talk back to george who said that they made this notion that being rape side somehow a privilege that contains a coveted status. she stood up and all survivors spoke out using the hash tag to say no. i am here to say you need to make your move now. you need to stand alongside and be allies in public. i know it is easy to be cynical. i know. but i'm optimistic because campaigning like this from ucla
are shifting the conversation away from what women can do to prevent their rapes and on to maybe we should change the behaviors of the potential rapist. i want to get to the point with the answer of the question i posed. i want the answer to that question how do we end the rape culture. we already did. thank you. are so when i say corruption, i am not talking about the sleazy guy with the guy with the shoe box full of $1 hundred bills. it's corruption in the year 2014. the enormous amount of money pouring into american politics. it could show you all kinds of
scary graphs or numbers and with the collecting and organizing and political experience in the room. they have a sense of this problem. if you can afford a lobbyist and put money into campaigns, you get a better version of the government than everyone else. that's why we keep seeing headlines and now matter how much common sense the solution. your issue gets stuck over and over and over again. this is an immensely complicated problem. when i say money and politics. the money going into campaigns or citizens united and there is the shadowy network of lobbyists and a revolving door. it's this big thing. you get this. this is the reaction you get when you talk about money and politics. i do not want the face of this movement to be vendor. i am going to talk about the solution. i will talk about how to win this thing. i am so sick to death of seeing this headline over and over again. seeing the same great reform
ideas show up in washington. get some democratic votes and zero republican votes and die the same slow painful death. let's talk about strategy. i want to hone in on this third point. this absolutely has to be bipartisan movement. i know what some of you are thinking. who is this [ bleep ] telling me about how to get money out of